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Ghost Writer in Disguise

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#109423 John Mayall — Jacksboro Highway

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 19 March 2018 - 09:10 PM




#109037 Red brick house near Ridglea Country Club?

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 19 February 2018 - 09:37 AM

Another aerial from that same flight with a better view of those apartments. Note the unpaved streets in Como: http://library.uta.e...0180666d3db.jpg




#109036 Red brick house near Ridglea Country Club?

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 19 February 2018 - 09:33 AM

I recall seeing a 1943 Ashburn's map that had that area marked "polo grounds". I have also seen a 1953 issue of This Month in Fort Worth with a photograph of those apartments calling them "new". My memories are subject to revision by the passing years, of course.




#108735 Fort Worth Drive-In Theatres

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 03 February 2018 - 11:15 PM

The theater in the photograph is south of the T&P tracks, between them and Rosedale/Tension and wedged against the underpass, which is to the east. The screen faces south or southeast. I'll bet it was mighty entertaining for moviegoers when trains went by.

I once noticed on each side of the underpass plaques by the TX highway dept. indicating that it had been built in, I think, 1942. Or '43. WW2, anyway.

Kind of OT but I was burrowing through the UTA Library collection and found this pic of that underpass from 1940: http://library.uta.e...da8f12f859f.jpg




#106574 Montgomery St. Antique Mall

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 12 October 2017 - 09:17 PM

And two aerials, June 1955:  http://library.uta.e...0abc7600e14.jpg                               http://library.uta.e...c6a36159ddd.jpg


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#106573 Montgomery St. Antique Mall

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 12 October 2017 - 09:09 PM

Here it is under construction, April 1954: http://library.uta.e...51ffcbd7202.jpg


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#104543 Fort Worth Confidential

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 27 July 2017 - 09:21 PM

From U.S.A. Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer, Crown Publishers, 1952 (Hoping this is public domain by now and not against forum rules).

 

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#104291 John Mayall — Jacksboro Highway

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 15 July 2017 - 01:24 PM

Found in random Youtube search:

 




#102826 famous person or persons

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 04 May 2017 - 02:19 PM

John M. Jackson, actor, perhaps best known as Admiral Chegwidden on JAG, graduated from Arlington Heights in 1968.




#101222 The old wooden train trestle bridge

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 16 February 2017 - 08:56 PM

Not a tragedy but long, long ago there was also this: https://en.wikipedia...xas_to_Arkansas

http://hometownbyhandlebar.com/?p=6501




#92920 Who lives in that house?

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 15 August 2015 - 11:02 AM

Our heritage is the plaything of men who know the price of everything and the value of nothing.




#90973 Park Street home

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 06 April 2015 - 10:25 AM

One thing you can do now is go to the library and look in the city directory for the year it was built and learn the name of the first occupant. Then you can learn his occupation and his spouse's name.

 

I'm not sure but directories from that long ago may be on microfiche. It would be nice if all of them could be made digital.




#89072 Memory of Christmas long ago

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 21 December 2014 - 03:29 PM

Today is Yule so I'm bumping this up just because.




#80382 857 E. Mulkey street , Fort Worth

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 27 October 2013 - 04:33 PM

When travelling to and from the house, the Kellys always took New York Ave, which was unpaved, and avoided paved Evans Ave, knowing that the laws watched the paved streets but ignored the unpaved ones.

 

Now, who knows Machine Gun's real name, and how did he come by his Tommy gun?




#79719 Dillow House

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 23 September 2013 - 01:36 PM

How conveeeenient.